SOURCE: Acronis, Inc.

February 23, 2009 09:00 ET

David Brow of Acronis Recognized as a Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN

Honored for Instrumental Role in Doubling Partner Base, Increasing Business Conducted Through the Channel to 60%

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 23, 2009) - Acronis, Inc. today announced that David Brow has been named a 2009 Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN. CRN Channel Chiefs are recognized as influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Brow was chosen for his leadership in the company's increasing commitment to the channel to sell affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software. Among his achievements as Vice President of Channel Sales was the launch of the Channel 1st program in 2008 -- offering advanced sales and marketing resources to assist Gold-level partners with generating their own leads to build robust sales pipelines.

This is the seventh consecutive year that CRN has developed the Channel Chief list. Top Channel Chiefs were chosen based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"Since joining Acronis in 2007, David has doubled our partner base in North America and increased our business conducted through the channel to 60%," said Jason Donahue, CEO of Acronis. "His expertise in channel sales and marketing has made him an invaluable asset to our company, and we're proud that Everything Channel's CRN recognizes this too."

"Effective channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships," said Robert C. DeMarzo, SVP/Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "This year's Channel Chiefs are strong channel advocates and we applaud them for their successful partner programs and strategies."

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, go to: www.ChannelWeb.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 23, 2009 issue.

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Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

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United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

About Acronis

Acronis, Inc. is the leading provider of storage management and disaster recovery software. Its patented disk imaging and management technology enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets in physical and virtual environments. With Acronis' backup, recovery, server consolidation and virtualization migration software, users protect their digital information, maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software is sold in more than 180 countries and available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com or contact media@acronis.com.

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